|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Nestled in a true wildlife sanctuary, this contemporary 3 bedroom home offers quiet seclusion within Manuel Antonio Estates-- one of the most accessible and beautiful gated communities in the area. This gem is situated just minutes away from downtown Quepos, the white sand beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park, and the new world-class Marina Pez Vela. The quality of the building materials and the detailed workmanship of Kiskadee Casa is exquisite. Imported Italian tiles, wooden French doors with ornate stained glass panels leading to the master bedroom, a spacious, elegant master bathroom, and the local hardwood finishes are just a few of the incredible features. Because of its location at the end of the cul-de-sac, the house enjoys privacy, as well as safety, with 24 hour security. The three comfortable bedrooms can easily accommodate 4 - 6 residents. Each bedroom is equipped with its own quiet AC unit with remote control, which you don't find often in Costa Rica. Why rent two or three hotel rooms, when you can rent an entire, family-friendly house for the price of one hotel room? With a full kitchen, feel free to take advantage of the local markets, including the farmers market on Saturdays, to prepare your own meals with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and freshly caught fish. Or, just outside the estates you will find an abundant variety of restaurants from casual, ethnic, and al fresco, to 4 & 5-star gourmet dining with beautiful ocean views.
Kiskadee Casa is ideal for families who love the surroundings of the lush rain forest and can’t get enough of the pure sounds of the jungle. Step outside and be entertained by visitors such as bright, colorful toucans and macaws, playful monkeys and adorable sloths. Fruit trees and flowers are abundant on the property. Green areas cover a large portion of the estates with 5 km of hiking trails with small creeks and waterfalls. Although, we don't have a pool on site at this time, ask the concierge for convenient locations nearby. Visitors can, also, frequent the Raindrop Spa, a beautifully appointed, Balinese-inspired new day spa with outdoor gardens, offering many types of therapies as well as yoga & Pilates and located right on the Estates' property.
With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and huge, wild crocodiles at Carrara National Park, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, Horseback tour to waterfall, Nighttime Jungle tour.
Day trips can, also, be arranged from Kiskadee Casa for snorkeling at Caño Island, whale and dolphin watching, Corcovado National Park, and other exciting tours leaving from Marino Bellena National Park.
Shuttle or bus service is available to and from San Jose airport. One could rent a car at the airport and drive approximately 3.5 hours to Quepos/Manuel Antonio on good roads or fly Nature Air from San Jose to Quepos and arrange for car rental after arrival at one of the local agencies. Flights take about 25 minutes. Or choose to use local shuttle or taxi service once you arrive.
Here is a quote from Forbes Magazine about Manuel Antonio Park: “Here is a stunning combination of beaches and coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the area’s famous tangle of mangroves. Rainforest jungles remain untouched habitats for Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths, iguanas, Central American squirrel monkeys and birds of extraordinary colors. One of Costa Rica’s smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio is nevertheless one of its most popular, with activities ranging from white-water rafting and sea kayaking to horseback riding on one of the park’s four beaches.”
From Broadwayworld: “Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has had its debut, and is now becoming one of the top 'boutique' travel destinations in the world. Forbes called Manuel Antonio National Park one of the '12 Most Beautiful National Parks of the World'.
Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the top vacation spots for families. Manuel Antonio has much to offer including beautiful white sand beaches, calm waters, kid-friendly tours, National Park, and abundant, exotic wildlife. Kiskadee Casa is a budget-savvy, tropical rain forest oasis just minutes from all that Manuel Antonio has to offer. Enjoy your stay. Pura vida.
I am a teacher from Illinois living with my wife in Tennessee. I have always been a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. I have traveled to many places, but Costa Rica has it all. It was love at first sight. So, my wife and I decided to 'settle down' and buy this gorgeous house to which we hope to retire someday. In the meantime, we would love to share it with you. People are very warm and friendly, here. I love the abundant, exotic wildlife and being so close to the ocean. Opportunity for adventure abounds. The picture is of one of our favorite tour guides, Mario Brenes, and me on a canopy tour of Rainmaker Park.
Brendon Cleer purchased this house in 2014
Tranquil, secure home away from home minutes from all Manuel Antonio has to offer. 24/7 security. Why pay for multiple hotel rooms that are just average. Nature lovers dream. Lots of amenities. Spa on the grounds with yoga and Pilates. Easy to get to. Near restaurants, grocery stores, farmers market. Easy to get transportation. Tours to suit all interests. Easy to do day trips to other areas of Costa Rica. Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys. Dazzling bird colors. Peaceful, serene, relaxing.
Located in wildlife sanctuary. Hiking trails. Waterfall. Safe. Fully air conditioned. Much more comfortable than staying in a stuffy hotel room. Full kitchen. Private laundry facilities on site. Concierge service speak English, Spanish, French, German. Maid service included.
Estuvimos en Kiskadee House por 4 noches. Nuestra primera impresión es la cercanía que tiene del centro de Quepos y de las playas y parques de la zona, es magnifico.
Al llegar a la propiedad se respira la tranquilidad perfecta para descansar. La casa es bien condicionada y limpia. En los alrededores se pueden observar muchas aves y ¡tenga cuidado con los monos! ellos serán su fiel compañero, visitan la casa a la hora del desayuno y por la tarde, son muy curiosos y les encanta visitar la casa cuando hay huéspedes. Logramos ver el mono titi (Saimiri oerstedii)
Nosotros somo viajeros responsables y nos encantó que en la casa proveen las bolsas re-utilizables para ir de compras y una guía para reducir el consumo de energía durante nuestra estancia.
Nuestras hermosas aves vistas:
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Yellow Throuted Toucan (Ramphastus ambiguus)
Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii)
Blue - crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)
Blue-gary Tabager (Thraupis episcopus)
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)
We had a great experience! Dorit and Elias were exceptionally helpful and provided excellent customer service.
We thoroughly enjoyed the home and the excursions (Mangrove tour, Manauel Antonio Park tour, Rainmaker tour, Villa Vanilla plantation tour) that were available in the area - beautiful country!
Great property with open floor plan. AC works well. We were greeted by a green and black dart frog, iguanas and a howler monkey in just the afternoon we arrived. Comfortable place. Main office was helpful!
The house is beautiful and in the midst of wildlife and fauna.The kitchen and master bedroom were great. The second bedroom had no boxsprings and an uncomfortable mattress. Our largest recommendation to make this a great place a great one is to get decent reading lights in the bedrooms and living area and some comfortable seating.There is one couch and no comfortable chairs to relax in after a long day of adventure. We brought in a plastic chair and a small plastic couch from the wonderful wrap around deck and this barely qualified as comfortable.. We were told there was no pool with the house but that there were other pools in the area that we could use. The reception staff told us they did not know anything about a pool to use.
We had a really restful and .at the same time, enchanting stay at Manuel Antonio estates. Monkeys came calling in the morning while having breakfast on the balcony. We fell in love with the area and with Costa Rica. The house was clean and comfortable,the estate managers were all very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend it anyone .
Sincerely, Stephen Kelly
The house was so clean we had not 1 bug, not 1 ant not 1 spider inside for our entire stay. That is nearly unheard of. The house was cleaned daily with beds made, dishes washed, towels washed and replaced. We did not know this was included. What a bonus! We loved the open kitchen and dining area as well as the upstairs connecting bathroom. It was gorgeous. Also well stocked with toilet paper which is nice.
The larger bedroom upstairs had a very nice mattress that was quite comfortable. The smaller upstairs bedroom the mattress was not as nice and was hard and more like a futon mattress. We were unaware the downstairs bed and bathroom were not accessible from the upstairs. In order to reach these rooms as well as the utility you had to go outside and down the stairs. These 3 rooms are on the patio downstairs which I personally would not have been comfortable being outside of the rest of the house on the ground floor. We were 2 couples and did not use this area except to do laundry. Every morning we had about a dozen white face monkeys swinging through the trees and climbing on our balcony. There were 3 Scarlet Macaws that roosted in the same tree every night and the Howler Monkey was my favorite. He howled every morning around 4 and also in the afternoon. We were very happy with the wildlife we saw on the property. The only drawback is that it is an uphill hike to the house and we used a taxi 85% of the time. Not for the out of shape or elderly at all. Also to the beaches in Manuel Antonio a bus or cab is needed and also for restaurants. Quepos is walkable but not as nice as Manuel Antonio. Also, no pool for this rental so we visited a hotel that offered their pool services with access to their bar and food. Total bonus. Our favorite dinner was at Ronnie's place for the food, sangria and sunset and Barba Roja. Both had great food, reasonable prices and amazing views! So in summary, amazing clean home in the jungle with loads of wildlife and foliage but it is a steep hike and no pool. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt very safe and loved the front desk team as they were beyond helpful. Honestly, they were amazing!! We ran out of propane 1 night and seriously they had it filled/replaced within 10 minutes. That was crazy fast! This rental is the furthest from the concierge too! (We wanted a house that had more privacy.) They also handled our flights back to San Jose and a private driver when we arrived. They had the best rates for that too. A++++
With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and ATV tours, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, horseback tour to waterfall, and a nighttime Jungle tour.
Rates may change at owner's discretion. A damage deposit of $350 is required with a credit card imprint upon arrival. This hold will be released at checkout if no damage is assessed. Discounted monthly rental available. Contact owner for rates.